Sabres draft William Borgen with the 92nd pick
The Sabres continue restocking the defense with their fourth round pick.
The Sabres have added a second defenseman at the draft, adding William Borgen with the 92nd pick.
Borgen, standing at 6'2" and 188 lbs., has spent a majority of his career playing high school hockey in Minnesota. He scored three goals an 19 assists in 24 games in his final year at Moorhead High School. He also spent 18 games with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL last season, scoring one goal and five assists in 18 games. He'll be heading to St. Cloud State next season.
Borgen was ranked No. 118 among North American skaters by Central Scouting Services. He was one of ten nominees for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award, given to the top senior hockey player in the state.
The Sabres select RHD Will Borgen 92nd overall. Two-way puck mover who can play physical. Omaha Lancers property.Committed to St. Cloud St.— Kris Baker (@SabresProspects) June 27, 2015
Here's what SBN College Hockey had to say about Borgen.
Borgen is an excellent skater for a player listed at 6'2" 190 lbs. In addition to playing hockey, he was also a soccer player in high school and that athleticism shows in his ability to move around the ice. He's a strong competitor and willing to play a tough, physical style on the defensive end. He's not naturally gifted as an offensive defenseman, but moves the puck around the ice effectively.
The biggest downside is that Borgen remains relatively unproven at a high level of hockey. He did a short stint in the USHL after his high school hockey season ended, but that's a very small sample size. So there is still some question as to how well he will adjust when he starts consistently playing bigger, stronger competition.